Special Compound Testing
The State of North Carolina requires public utilities such as Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) to run a wide array of tests on drinking water to ensure its quality for human consumption. However, in order to stay ahead of trends and to monitor the performance of our treatment technology, CFPUA conducts additional, voluntary tests on a wide array of contaminants known as “Special” tests. These tests help us monitor for compounds that may be regulated in the future, and help us to understand when future investment in more advanced treatment technology may be necessary.
How can I find the results of special testing?
Below is a list of compounds that CFPUA has tested the drinking water system for in the past. Some of these tests are conducted regularly, and some are conducted only in particular cases. To find the laboratory reports for the results of these tests, click on the name of the compound you are interested in. The link will take you to an archives page where you can search for results by year.
- Coal Ash
- Disinfection Byproducts (DBP)
- Endocrine Disrupting Compounds/ Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products
- Giardia/ Cryptosporidium
- Inorganic Contaminants (IOCs), Volatile Organic Contaminants, Synthetic Organic Contaminants
- Lead and Copper
- Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule Documents
- Per-fluorinated Compounds—EPA Method 537
- Total Organic Carbon/Alkalinity